Love me Beauty


My latest delivery from love me beauty.

A little underwelming, overall the products in the box were good. I love the lipstick, its in a metal case and it really does feel expensive, the shade is Wild Peony. Its a good shade as i think it will go nicely with all skin tones and a great transitional shade from Summer to Autumn!

The carmex is also another safe thing to add although do we really need two different flavours?

The nailsinc gel like nail polish is rubbish. It looks great when you first put it on, but within a day it begins to chip and i havent been doing anything overly strenuous! I have this nail polish in 3 shades now from various Beauty boxes so its clear Nailsinc are doing some serious PR work or just giving away all their rubbish for free!

I do love subscription boxes and this isnt really typical of what you get in them, i just think maybe they were a little stick for idea’s maybe?

The box including delivery is £14 and i would pay that for the lipstick alone so i guess i got a few freebies!

If any of you get a beauty box let me know which ones or if youve written blog posts about them! I would live to know what other people think of them!

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Much Love Helen x


Glossybox review


Noxidoxi – Enhancing serum base.

A serum is the power-house of any skin care regime. From Bordeaux born brand noxidoxi, this has a CRC6 moisturising complex, which hydrates the skins surface as well as the deeper layers, while a cocktail of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories protect the skin. Layer under moisturiser. Full size £33.46

Helen thinks:
It is a really watery consistency and it smells like baby wipes. It did make my skin feel smoother and tighter (in a good way) and once it has soaked into the skin after just a few seconds, my skin felt nice and soft. Not sticky at all which is great! However i cant see any noticeable difference with the cream on. Maybe its something i will only notice after prolonged use.

Lollipops – lip balm delicieuse

A wonderful french find. This rich and creamy balm immediately soothes and softens with antioxidants and vitamin e, as well as protecting the lips from UV damage. Perfecr for the summer! Full size £4.15

Helen thinks:
It tastes amazing, smells even better but looks like ive got vaseline all over my mouth. It also doesnt work well as a base for lipstick!

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals – perfect skin refiner

With hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate skin, 10% glycolic acid to help resurface the skin and calming ingredients to reduce irritation. Start by using it every other night (you’ll feel a mild tingling at first), and as with all potent treatments, a high SPF is a must during the day. Full size £70

Helen thinks:
It smells really chemically (not sure if thats a word) makes the surface of the skin feel a little numb when you have just applied it. I cant say if my face needa much plumping as i cant see a massive difference, but may be different on someone with a few wrinkles. It definitely felt different.

Yves Rocher – comme une evidence eau de parfum

This quintessentially french musky floral scent is light, feminine and airy. It intertwines notes of violet leaves, rose, lily of the valley and patchouli for a subtle scent that lasts all day (or night) long. Full size £24.50

Helen thinks:
The perfume has come in such a sweet looking bottle and box! It really does look classy and expensive! Im normally into musks that arnt flowery but i actually really like this. I dont think i would want to wear this at night but would be nice during a warm summers day. 🙂

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Much Love Helen x

Too pale for bronzer?


This bronzer is my way of contouring my face with a hit of chocolate.
It is made from coco beans and smells just like chocolate it is lovelly 🙂

Because i’m really fair skinned i have always stayed away from bronzers, afraid they would make me look ridiculous but i am glad i got this one. Its from too faced, so quite a large well known company that im aure tou have heard of. Already known for ita good quality.

I use the bronzer underneath the apples of my cheeks where it naturally goes in. I do this just to add definition to my cheeks, i add it across my hair line and along my jaw line. It definitely makes my make up look much more defined and is so so so much quicker than contouring!



Jamies Italian Manchester

So Jamie’s Italian is just a little bit on the posh side. Its on King Street in the old bank. From outside the building is very typically 1920’s it is also shared with the infamous hotel and restaurant Gotham.

So as poor folk although we have always wanted to go to celebrity restaurants we haven’t really ventured there with the fear of being laughed out or side stepping out once we have seen the menu prices. HOWEVER as complete bargain hunters we go on Amazon local quite a lot and we have seen Jamie’s set menu, 3 courses for £20!!




As we were heading off on a double date to watch Antman we thought it would be good to go to Jamie’s before hand.

The building and inside are beautiful. After the ordering our food i needed the loo as is only natural to discuss lol, my pointing this out simply because the toilet cubicles are bigger than my whole bathroom at home… no joke. Its downstairs near the vault. Unfortunately for myself people where eating inside so I didn’t get to have  a peak!




Anyway food:

I had The meat plank, the waiter first of all brought me two tins of tomato paste and to my delight he did explain it was to put the plank on! I and the rest of the table were a bit confused ha!


I then had the super salad which was nice although i wish i had the Penne carbonara as it was beautiful and much much tastier. No where near as healthy so I guess that’s about right! Haha.


Desert I had Pavlova, I do love a bit of meringue 🙂 it was chewy my favourite!


So overall our experience was pretty good, the food was great and the building is stunning. I did feel a little out-of-place in all honesty. Which was a shame.

Antman… 2 lots of credits…. watch that sh**….

Box of light


So my favourite you tuber’s band is going on tour next month. They are coming to Manchester and i have got tickets!

To say that i am excited is an understatement. The music they play is nothing i have ever heard before. Imagine being on the beach in the middle of summer…Thats what they sound like its awesome.

Box of Light  <————Thats is their Youtube channel! Check them out!

The band’s lead singer is Helen Anderson and i watch her youtube video’s religiously! There is something about her and the way she is that inspires me to Blog… so that can only be a good thing right! Plus her name is Helen…Makes her great naturally. Ha 😛

You probably have heard of her as Melon Lady.

So yea! I have tickets to watch her at The soup Kitchen in the Northern Quarter. You NEED to check these guys out and you also NEED to check Helen Anderson out on youtube too!

BOL tour

Make up for women with glasses


So as a woman who likes her make up, beauty and fashion, one thing I always have to be aware of, are the things that give me sight. My glasses!

I sometimes find that my glasses can be both a blessing and a burden. I don’t like wearing contact lenses, so it can be hard work especially when I’m going out and want to look my best (as far as my make up is concerned.)

Wearing glasses doesn’t have to hinder your make up experience. If you want to wear make up, you should be able to!

These are just a few things that i find beneficial to me. I’ve worn glasses since i was 11 and going through my teens i either didn’t bother with make up or made bad choices… Usually going in too heavy with the eye make up and missing other parts of my face, because well whats the point my glasses cover them!

I am going to start from the top of the face to the bottom. As you do… Obviously

Eyebrows... Spectacles should not be an excuse to let them roam free. No matter how tempting it can be.

Plucking/Waxing/styling your brows gives your face a frame. Making sure that your eyebrows are looking good sets your face off to a good start especially when your glasses slip halfway down your face. Like mine always seem to do! Please do check that your brows are even as possible. Now I don’t mean that they have to be exact! Nothing in life is ever exact so don’t stress yourself out about that!

Eye Shadow Please please please lay off the dark colours. There is nothing worse than seeing someone attractive wearing glasses then ruining it with tonnes of dark eye make up. Glasses can make your eyes dark enough already without adding to it. You want your eyes to stand out from you glasses. They need to POP not blend into a dark background. Stick to lighter shades of shadows. Using a shimmery pale cream or nude eyeshadow (dependant on skin tone) in the inner corner of your eye will enhance the shape and size of your eyes. You can even make your eye colour stand out by using certain shades.

Blue eyes wear: Gold, Apricots or peaches.

Brown eyes wear: Blues and purples

Green eyes wear: Deep plums and wine

Eyeliner It adds definition to your eyes. If you have thick frames, have thick liner. If you have thin frames, have thin liner. Try gel liner on your top lid and a thin stroke of powder under your eye.

Mascara is something ive personally never had a problem with, but i know many other glasses wearers out there that have. Especially when it comes to your lovely long lashes getting stuck on your lenses. The best suggestion to prevent this is eyelash curlers. If you invest in a metal pair you can also heat up your curlers with your hair dryer, but be careful as you don’t want something that’s really hot next to your eye! A gentle warmth will do the job just as well! Waterproof mascara also holds the curl a little better than the non water proof variety.

Under eye Concealer Is a must! As i have already said, glasses cast shadows and make your eyes look darker. It is important to get rid of those dark circles under your eyes. So unless your blessed with the perfect under eye or you get your 8 hours of sleep every night im guessing you could do with a little help in this department. Try and use a non creasing concealer, to stop in clinging into any of your laughter lines!

Nose dents from your glasses…. Urgh I hate this. If this is something you also suffer with then try using a mineral powder rather than a cream foundation. Also if you can bear to wait a few minutes after applying your make up so it can settle/dry and using a setting spray is also a very helpful thing to do!

Contouring your nose. Glasses can draw attention to your nose and if you are sensitive about this area of your face contouring is the way to go! If your nose is quite wide you can contour down the sides and highlight down the middle, before applying foundation. This will help elongate the nose and help make it appear slimmer.

Blush I’m quite pale so i wear quite a pink blush but whatever your skin tone and whether you use bronser or blush, don’t be afraid of pairing this with your glasses! By applying it along your cheek bone it can give your face definition that your glasses can sometimes take away.

Lips! Bright statement lips are a must have! Now this is a tricky one. If you have full lips then you can usually wear whatever colour of lipstick you want. If you have thinner lips then lighter tones are a little better. But it is your preference. I Love wearing reds but wear a shade your comfortable with. Bold colours look great with dark frames 🙂

CONFIDENCE Be confident in yourself and your look. Glasses are for seeing, not putting up a barrier between yourself and the outside world. Glasses are in fashion at the moment but they havent always been and they wont always be.

A person with confidence always looks good.